Griffin's Carnival Party

We celebrated Griffin's 1st birthday on Saturday with a carnival themed party! It was such a fun afternoon celebrating our sweet little guy. I tried to decorate as much as I could the week before the party so I wasn't running around like a crazy person the day of. I just used a bunch of bright colors with some carnival decorations thrown in. I thought it turned out pretty cute! 
I made the birthday wreath by just wrapping burlap ribbon around a styrofoam wreath. I used the buffet to display all of Griffin's monthly pictures. I love having those pictures! They will stay there for a while! Our food spread was pretty simple: hot dogs & all the fixings, rice krispy treats on a stick, cotton candy, rainbow kettle corn, chips, animal (or petting zoo-ha!) crackers, & cupcakes. 
I made the smash cake this time to save money. Griffin liked his cotton candy flavored icing the best! 
I blame Jen on the chalkboard sign. We're sistas from another mista & she was making a sign for Hank, so naturally, Griff needed one too. It was actually really relaxing--I miss using that creative part of my brain! I made the banners & Griffin's {hated} birthday hat. Basically, I hoard scrapbook paper & make anything I can with it! 
 I actually had some Oriental Trading banners leftover from G's 2nd birthday party & I used them all over! I set up a little photobooth with some carnival-ish props & it was one of my favorite parts! I got some cute pictures of the kids and adults!
The birthday boy himself! Griffy decided that his birthday week was the perfect time to start taking some steps! How cute is his birthday outfit?!
Our family of 4! Still sounds strange to say that. We survived the first year with 2! 

Griffin had so much fun with all of his friends! 
When it came time for Griffin's cake, he didn't disappoint. He dove, literally, right in! But are we surprised? This boy loves to eat! The 3 year olds were quite an audience & were cracking up. Griffin hammed it up big time! He ate icing and by the time he made it to the cake, he was all done. A little sink bath & he was back to the party! 
 Photobooth fun! 
We had a great time celebrating this happy little boy! I still can't believe Griffin is one! 

Party Resources:
Griffin's birthday outfit: Ditsy Daisy Boutique
Cupcake toppers: Trendy Biscuit
Invitations: Aliya Rinaldi Designs
Portion Cups (for cotton candy) & cupcake liners: Sweets & Treats Boutique
Rainbow Kettle Corn: Moose Head Kettle Corn


Dawn said...

Such a cute party!! And an even cuter birthday boy! :)

Lynsey said...

Adorable party!

Shannon Dew said...

SO CUTE! love this theme!!!

Jessica said...

I LOVE it!!

Andie said...

Laura I love how this came out for Griff! Too adorable! and I love the photo booth!

Happy Birthday to your sweet little cutie! :)

Andie said...

Laura I love how this came out for Griff! Too adorable! and I love the photo booth!

Happy Birthday to your sweet little cutie! :)

Amanda @ Our Oklahoma Nest said...

Such a cute party! And a cute birthday boy!!

Jen Watts said...

What a great party!! I love that photo booth idea!! And the cake is too cute! I swear one day I'm
Going to make it to your boys parties!

Carol said...

Love this theme! So unique, never seen it done before!